Indian track and field athletes put behind the disappointment of denying an additional medal in women's 3000m steeplechase event as they picked up one silver and three bronze on the second day of athletics competitions at the Asian Games here on Sunday.
Indian men's doubles pair of Sanam Singh and Saketh Myneni assured India of atleast a silver medal in tennis while Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan missed out on a golden opportunity to make it 1-2 for the country blowing away two match points en route settling for a bronze.
Lalita Babar and Sudha Singh clinched a silver and a bronze under dramatic circumstances in women's 3000m steeplechase after a Bahraini runner was disqualified as India opened their medal account on the opening day of athletics competition at the Asian Games here on Saturday.
Having pocketed the recurve women`s top seed at the Archery World Cup last-stage, ace Indian archer Deepika Kumari is now eyeing a last-gasp berth into the World Cup Final where she has three silver medals.
A boxing gold eluded India at the Commonwealth Games for the first time since 2002 but national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu said given the tough circumstances his boys braved in the run up to the event, the three silver medals are no less than gold.
Led by Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, Indian pugilists stole the limelight on the ninth day of the competitions with four of them assuring silver medals for India while paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj bagged a silver in the men`s doubles event of the 20th Commonwealth Games here.
The International Olympics Committee (IOC) will have the final say on whether Tyson Gay`s 4x100 metres relay team mates will be stripped of their London Games medals in the wake of the sprinter`s doping ban, the IAAF told Reuters.
After making the transition from being a "nobody" to one of India`s most followed athletes, London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar says the achievement has given him the "recognition" that was missing despite his feats at other international events in the past.